Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday, December 18th

Nature's Path Flax Plus Pumpkin Raisin Crunch with Hemp Milk for breakfast...
More Field Roast Original Creamy for lunch...
Wegmans Brand Beefless Burgers with Oven Fries for dinner...
Between lunch and dinner a copius quantity of Popcorn was consumed by moi, so no dessert. More of the same tomorrow. Bye for now.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday, December 17th

In an attempt to get closer to a Pumpernickel Everything Bagel, I tried a Wegman's Whole Wheat Flax Seed Bagel. Fail...
A Field Roast Frank with TJ's Chili and Native Food's Lemon Dill Potato Salad...
WF's Breaded Tofu with Roasted Cauliflower for dinner...
More TJ's Speculoos Cookies for dessert...
More of the same tomorrow. In boring but tasty mode. Bye for now.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday, December 16th

Kashi Cinnamon Harvest with Hemp Milk for breakfast...
Ingrid tipped me off that Field Roast Cheese now existed, but I never thought I would see it myself. Imagine my surprise when I inspected the faux cheese shelves at Whole Foods this weekend...
Creamy Original was chosen to play it safe. Maybe it has been a long time since I've had the real thing, but this was the closest to it I've had since going vegan. I foresee a vegan obesity epidemic...
WF's Breaded Tofu with Roasted Brussels Sprouts for dinner...
One of Sarah's Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies for dessert. Excellent!
Bye for now.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday, December 15th

Kashi Raisin Vineyard with Hemp Milk for breakfast...
the rest of the PF Changs MaPo Tofu reheated for lunch (that was a great value. It was a massive portion and tastes even better reheated)...
Decided to binge on Gardein Beefless Burgers with WF's WW Buns and Oven Fries for dinner...
Too stuffed for dessert. Bye for now.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday, December 14th

Several months of dining at True Food Kitchen have taught me that, although items are listed as vegan on the menu, when ordering the Tofu Scramble Wrap you have to specify 'no cheese' on the Side Beans (and when ordering the Andy's TLT, specify 'no cheese' on the Side Salad). So we were confused when, after ordering the Tofu Scramble Wrap this morning, the server returned a while later to see if I didnt want cheese on the Wrap as well. Since the Tofu Scramble Wrap has never had cheese in it to my knowledge, I just said, right no cheese, I'm vegan and the Mr. is Vegetarian. I thought the Wrap tasted different when I ate my half, but Mr. SVegetarian said he didn't notice a difference when he ate his half. There was a charge for $1.50 for 'One Egg' when the check arrived. I asked the server what that was about and he explained that I had asked for no cheese, but said the word 'scramble' which meant 'egg'. Hmmmm...so Mr. SVegetarian tries to be his aw shucks character saying 'well, I am sure this place gets their eggs from free range happy chickens' etc. This prompted the server to start detailing how the meat for the restaurant comes from animals in Uruguay that are treated so well and are so content, that they dont even realize it when they are being slaughtered. God only knows what I ate for breakfast. Is it any wonder that Monday through Friday I avoid leaving the property? (yes, the egg is readily visible in the below pic, but I didnt realize what it was at the time and am now super concerned that the sausage was real as well, ugh!)...
On a happier note, we wandered around Whole Foods yesterday for a while, killing time time before Native Foods opened. Spotted some vegan Pizza with all the good stuff on top -- Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Artichokes, Spinach, Mushrooms (as well as a couple other goodies to be seen this week).  The reheated Pizza still tasted fresh tonight. Thought for sure it would have been stale...
Some really old Peanut Chews to finish out the weekend...
Bye for now.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Saturday, December 13th

The Pups got me up at 3:30am and I couldn't get back to sleep, so by 7:30am I was too starving to wait to go out to eat...
Here is what I was trying to wait for: Native Food's new location in Falls Church! 
As far as we were concerned, this pre-opening went way more smoothly than the D.C. preview we attended a couple months ago. Additionally, IMO, the food was better at this location...
I started with the Native Chili. It was stupendous. Can't wait to stock up on this when they open for reals next week...
My Mexican Cobb Salad was massive. It was super delicious as well, but I would hesitate to order it again just because it was even too much when eating the leftovers for dinner. Possibly would be a a good Salad to split with someone...
I took a little bite of my side order of Lemon Dill Potato Salad and packed up the rest to go for later in the week...
Mr. SVegetarian loved his Soul Bowl (that is a skewer of Fried Chicken on top with Corn Bread). The Fries were so much better than what we tried in DC as well...
Please dont let these Fries be a fluke....
We both opted for the Peanut Butter Parfait for dessert...
Lucky us. Bye for now.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday, December 12th

This morning's Sweet Earth product was much better than last night's...
I could definitely see myself buying this Breakfast Burrito again (next time I am at Target), just bearing in mind that it needs 50 minutes in the oven before it is ready...
The last of the Woodland's Vegan Bistro Mac & Cheese for lunch. Stayed fresh for over two weeks...
Mapo Tofu carried out from PF Changs for dinner...
Three more TJ's Speculoos Cookies for dessert...
All different grub tomorrow. Bye for now.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thursday, December 11th

The other half of my Randy Radish Breakfast Burrito for...breakfast...
A Mashed Avocado Sandwich with Baby Spinach and Shaved Carrot for lunch...
Sweet Earth Veggie Burgers with Roasted Cauliflower for dinner...
These were delicate and flavorful, but not outstanding. I often worry (well, not that often) about potential vegetarians being turned off by mediocre Veggie Burgers and thus giving up on becoming Veg. Wonder how often that happens?
Something that is outstanding: Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookies. Wow! I thought these would be boring bland Cookies, but they were so tasty. Gotta stock up. Thanks, Ingrid!
Bye for now.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday, December 10th

A WF's Everything Bagel for breakfast....
Field Roast Frankfurters with TJ's Veggie Chili and TJ's Tater Tots for lunch...
No dinner, just some Almond Milk Mocha Almond Fudge...
More processed foods tomorrow. Bye for now.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tuesday, December 9th

Kashi Cinnamon Harvest with Hemp Milk for breakfast...
TJ's Chickenless Chicken and Avocado on Wegman's Marble Rye for lunch...
Pre-assembly. It is rare for me to get a perfect Avocado...
More of the TJ's Chickenless Chicken with WF's Mushroom Gravy and Woodland's Vegan Bistro Mac & Cheese for dinner...
Two Sjaak's Pumpkin Spice Caramels for dessert...
Everything Bagel coming up in the a.m.. Bye for now.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday, December 8th

Nature's Path Flax Plus Raisin Crunch with Hemp Milk for breakfast...
A half an Eggless Egg Salad Sandwich from the Randy Radish for lunch...about an hour later I ate the other half...
I was excited to see a new Field Roast product in the stores...
Unfortunately, this Forager's Roast was not up to their usual standards. Not sure if I will even eat the rest of the Roast (and it weren't cheap). Sad...
not so sad, WF's Chocolate Truffles for dessert....
Bye for now.